Here are some links to blog and stories of cruising yachts that have made recent voyages through the pirate-infested waters of the Gulf of Aden:
S/V CONVERGENCE: Sailing the Med! Randy Repass (West Marine)
Noonsite.com – Piracy pages
Thanks to Nancy Zapf (S/V Halekai) for these useful links.
More links to safe passages through Pirate Alley
Pirate Alley Part 1: S/V Feel Free, By Tom Morkin
Successful Transit Through Pirate Alley: S/V Magnum
In other news…
Bill (S/V Bebe) wrote this post on the Cruisers Forum.com:
“I am currently researching UN Resolutions and actions regarding the resolutions that have to do with Piracy.
The UN passed unanimously Security Council Resolution 1851 in Dec 2008 which was submitted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It authorized all countries to engage in operations defeating piracy and armed robbery off Somalia’s coast by deploying and using land operations, naval vessels and military aircraft, and through seizure and disposition of boats and arms used in the commission of those crimes.
On April 27, 2010, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1918 was adopted unanimously after recalling resolutions 1814 (2008), 1816 (2008), 1838 (2008), 1844 (2008), 1846 (2008), 1851 (2008) and 1897 (2008) on Somalia. The Council’s resolution called on countries to criminalize piracy within their national laws. Resolution 1918 simply called on countries to write new criminal laws regarding piracy.
We went from a resolution that authorized and invited military force to root out piracy to a new resolution that calls on countries to write new laws to criminalize piracy...the change also recalled the first resolution #1851.
Makes no sense to me. What am I missing here? Any legal eagles out there?”
Bill, s/v BeBe